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Rotterdam Airport

Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)

Overview

Rotterdam the Hague Airport serves just one million passengers each year, but it is still there third largest airport in the Netherlands.

Most flights to Rotterdam Airport come from other airports in Europe. It's a great airport to use for passengers wishing to avoid the hassle of larger airports. There aren't that many shops and restaurants at the airport, but the Panoramic Restaurant offers great views the runway as you grab a quick cup of coffee before your flight.

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) north of Rotterdam.

Getting to the city

Train: RandstadRail a high-speed train to the airport from The Hague, Leidschendam, Pijacker, Zoetermeer and Rotterdam Central Station. From the central station you can catch trains to Antwerp, Brussels and Paris. The slower national NS train service also travels around the inner city as well as to nearby towns. To use public transport, you'll need to buy a 'OV-Chipkaart' (Public Transport Chip Card) from a newsagent at the airport. Tourists can buy an anonymous OV-Chipkaart for €7.50 from ticket machines in all metro and train stations.

Bus: The RET bus No. 50 connects to the Meijersplein metro station where you can transfer to line E to the city centre - a round trip of about 20 minutes overall. For a more direct route, the No. 33 bus will get you to Rotterdam Central Station in about 25 minutes. The B12 line operates at night and in the early morning.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +31 (0)10 446 3444.

Car rental

Major car rental companies such as Avis, Hertz, Budget, Sixt and Europcar have desks in the arrivals section.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available directly outside the terminal building.

Transfer between terminals

There is just one terminal building, easily navigable on foot.

Facilities

Money and communications: 24-hour bank, ATMs and currency exchange.

Luggage: For lost luggage queries, contact the airline involved. If you've misplaced items within the terminal, head for the airport information desk.

Conference and business: There are number of airline lounges and world-class conference facilities available. The Rotterdam Airport Lounge is free to business travellers, otherwise you'll need to pay a fee on entry.

Other facilities: Post office, baby changing facilities, travel agents.

Wi-Fi: There is free wi-fi throughout the airport.

Information: There is an information desk in the terminal.

Shopping: There's a wide variety of stores, given the airports small size, including a duty-free store with the usual selection of cosmetics, accessories, liquor and tobacco products.

Food and Drink: Between the several coffee shops, self-service bars and the panoramic restaurant, you should find everything you need at Rotterdam Airport.

Parking

Parking is available in any of the three parking lots - P1, P2 and P3. P1 and P3 are the long-term lots, while P2 is the short-term lot. All the parking lots are easily accessible from the terminal.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.rotterdam-airport.nl

Airlines

Flights to Rotterdam The Hague Airport can be booked on a number of airlines including Amsterdam Airlines, CityJet, Corendon Airlines, Transavia.com, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines and Sky Airlines.

Internet

Wifi is available for free throughout the airport.

Business Lounges

Business Travellers get access to the Rotterdam Airport Lounge, but other economy class ticketholders will need to pay an entrance fee. Rotterdam Airport has other airline lounges as well as conference facilities.


Rotterdam Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.